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  • Be Thankful

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 11, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    BE THANKFUL Back in 1988, a Polish railway worker named Jan Grzebski was hit by a train. He lived ... but only barely. For the next 19 years (until the year 2007), Grzebski was in a coma. He awoke in 2007 to a whole new world. Nineteen years earlier, Poland was a communist state. Grzebski more

  • Be Thankful

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 2, 2014

    When I was young I lived about a half hour from Defiance, Ohio. General Anthony Wayne built Fort Defiance in August 1794. He surveyed the land & declared to General Scott, "I defy the English, Indians, & all the devils of hell to take it." I defy anyone and all the devils of hell more

  • Returning Thanks

    Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Nov 21, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Returning Thanks is a LEARNED Trait. We are not born grateful creatures. Take a baby for just a little while and you’ll probably hold in your arms what could be best described as a schizophrenic! One minute cooing, the next crying; one minute silent, the next screaming; one minute friendly more

  • Remaining Thankful  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 4 ratings

    REMAINING THANKFUL Boyce Mouton wrote this story when he ministered in California many years ago: “In 1954, a young missionary recruit to Alaska was stricken with a paralytic disease which left her bedfast for the last 10 years of her life. Her name was Marie Napier. The first time I more

  • Thankfulness/Contentment  PRO

    Contributed by Steve Miller on Jan 25, 2005
    based on 28 ratings

    THANKFULNESS/CONTENTMENT: One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their more

  • Thanks For The Helmet  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 11, 2002
    based on 9 ratings

    THANKS FOR THE HELMET Cecil Conrad was a farm boy, tired of waking up at the crack of dawn to clean up after cows. He lied about his age, joined the Army and helped free Asia from the Axis. But it was in the next war, battling Communists in Korea, that Conrad might truly have regretted his more

  • Thankfulness Or Forgetfulness  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2002
    based on 16 ratings

    THANKFULNESS OR FORGETFULNESS "History knows no disasters," said the Literary Digest (Sept. 1923), "which parallels the earthquake and fire that visited Japan this month and laid waste the capital city and the chief seaport." The New York Tribune called this earthquake “undoubtedly the more

  • So Thankful  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
    based on 17 ratings

    SO THANKFUL Chuck Swindoll writes: "I recall, as a little barefoot boy with a cowlick of snow-white hair on my forehead, standing erect in my classroom and repeating the "Pledge of Allegiance" one Thanksgiving season. Our nation was at war and times were hard. My teacher had lost her husband on more

  • Shakespeare: Thankfulness  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Etterling on Apr 8, 2002
    based on 40 ratings

    O Lord, that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with more

  • Always Thankful  PRO

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    ALWAYS THANKFUL "Several churches in North Dakota were being served by a clever old preacher. The people were always amazed, for no matter what the circumstances, the preacher could always find something to give thanks for. As he made his rounds one cold December morning, he was late in getting more

  • Thanks, Franki

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    THANKS, FRANKI During the Christmas play, three six-year-old boys acted out the role of the wise men. As they presented their gifts at the nativity scene, each boy stepped forward and stated what they were offering to Christ. The first held out his arms and said, "Gold." The second boy knelt more

  • A Thanks Offering

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008

    A Thanks Offering 1 Chronicles 29:16, "O LORD our God, as for all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name, it comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you." Christians are the temple that God cares about today, for 1 Corinthians 3:16 and more

  • Lucado On Thankfulness

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Nov 23, 2011

    LUCADO ON THANKFULNESS Max Lucado tells about living as an American in Brazil. One day, as he was walking along the street on his way to the University to teach a class, he felt a tug on his pants leg. Turning around, he saw a little boy about 5 or 6 years old with dark beady eyes and a dirty more

  • Giving Thanks For Fleas

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Nov 19, 2006

    Giving Thanks for Fleas Corrie Ten Boom in The Hiding Place relates an incident that taught her an important principle. She and her sister, Betsy, had just been transferred to the worst German prison camp they had seen yet, Ravensbruck. Upon entering the barracks, they found them extremely more

  • Thank You, Dad  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 23, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    THANK YOU, DAD Thank you Dad, for giving us a very special gift. Its the most important gift of all, That only love can give. You read us the Bible at bedtime and taught us how to pray. You made sure we made it to church every Sunday. And even though we acted like we didn’t hear a more

  • A Brazilian Boy Says Thanks  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    A BRAZILIAN BOY SAYS THANKS Max Lucado tells about living as an American in Brazil. One day, as he was walking along the street on his way to the University to teach a class, he felt a tug on his pants leg. Turning around, he saw a little boy about 5 or 6 years old with dark beady eyes and a more

  • I Am Thankful...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    I AM THANKFUL... I am Thankful that we only elect presidents once every four years. I am Thankful that teenagers will grow up and that one day they will have children that will become teenagers of their own. I am Thankful that I am not a turkey this week. I am Thankful that the more

  • Some Things To Be Thankful For This ...  PRO

    Contributed by Richard Burkey on May 19, 2005
    based on 21 ratings

    Some Things To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving. 1. Be thankful for automatic dishwashers. They make it possible to get out of the kitchen before the family come in for their after-dinner snacks. 2. Be thankful for husbands who attack small repair jobs around the house. They usually make them more

  • Thanks To Dennis O'gorman For This ...

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 19, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    (Thanks to Dennis O’Gorman for this illustration). Ernie Smith was a bit odd, but he was a good man. For Ernie every day was Christmas. Each day he switched on his Christmas tree lights. His house was full of cards. As he passed people in the street he would wish them a Happy Christmas! On more

  • Complaining Is Remedied By Thankfulness  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 3, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    COMPLAINING IS REMEDIED BY THANKFULNESS Turn back again to the book of Exodus—Exodus chapter 34. The cure for complaining is not found in changing our circumstances, but rather gaining a proper view of God. · Do you really believe that God has your best interests at heart? · Do you really more